Family Music & Fun Fest

Enjoy a day of listening to music, eating, drinking…and joining in family fun at the Helena Kiwanis Club fundraiser, HKC Family Music & Food Fest. This year we will also be hosting a cornhole tournment with boards made by our local Key Clubs. These boards will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go directly to the Key Clubs. Some of Montana’s finest musicians and food trucks will gather on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at Pioneer Park in Helena, MT. Our music line up includes the Justin Case Band, The Timber Rattler’s and 10 Years Gone.

PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH All proceeds will support our service projects such as Head Start Christmas Gifts, PAL High School Mentoring, Youth Service Clubs – Circle K at Carroll College & Key Clubs at local high schools, and encouraging local 4th & 5th grade students to excel in school.

HELP KIWANIS HELP KIDS! Join forces with Helena Kiwanis to bring this exciting event to the Helena Community. Together, our mission of improving the lives of area youth will be accomplished.



  • Cash Prizes 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
  • Payout based on number of teams
  • Double Elimination
  • Limited to 40 Teams
  • Entry Form
  • Entry to Music Event included


  • 5 PM 10 YEARS GONE

THE JUSTIN CASE BAND is a local Helena band established in 2014. They play cover music from the 60s through the 90s, focusing on classic rock and vocal performance. They also perform as the Justin Acoustic Band for quieter, more intimate settings. Mike Killeen is on guitar; Jeremy Slead plays drums and Luke Michalson is on bass and everyone provides vocals. Click here for YouTube playlist.

TIMBER RATTLERS are an energetic bluegrass band from Missoula, MT. They pull inspiration from their traditional roots but continue to push their boundaries in the realm of acoustic music. Band members include Jamie Drysdale, guitarist; Jesse Brown, violinist; Dave McMeekin, banjo; Dillon Johns, bass; and Caleb Dostal, banjo. Each member has spent extensive time touring, from the west coast to parts of Europe, and in the studio. Click here for an original track from the album “Last Echo” entitled “Rusty Veins” written by Jamie Drysdale.

10 YEARS GONE started 14 years ago as a father son quartet. Revised over the years they added a keyboard player and started to play pop and alternative dance tunes. They are a local Helena favorite that plays live shows about 2-3 times a month in breweries, bars, music festivals and weddings. They are a high energy and multilevel talent on their instruments, playing mostly funk, classic rock, pop hits, 90s rock, and county. They play songs for any age and any taste in music, always what the crowd enjoys. The Ten Years Gone name came from a Led Zepplin song. They pride themselves in 4- and 5-part harmony singing and take their instruments to the next level of precision. Must see to appreciate. Voted Best of Helena Best Local Band 9 years running. Click here for Ten Years Gone – L&C Brewery / Grub Stake Montage 2016